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Personnel Coordinator

Handle the paperwork aspect of company-employee relations.

What does a Personnel Coordinator do?

Personnel Coordinators deal with two things: paperwork and people. Personnel Coordinators make sure that employees provide the required paperwork to keep the company out of trouble (think liability release forms), and that they get paid by having the correct tax, bonus, hiring, and other necessary forms. Doing this requires more than photocopying, however; Personnel Coordinators also schedule training sessions and oversee the hiring process.

In other words, you’re the one who ensures that employees maintain a good relationship with “the company” as an entity, in a legal, documented sense of the relationship.

To do the job well, you must be detail-oriented and patient. When a paycheck is on the line, tempers may flare. So you spend hours each day dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on local, state, and federal paperwork, which you then must get to the appropriate agency.

Planning and coordinating training sessions and employee orientation meetings will appeal to your inner control freak. Overseeing large meetings requires logistical preparation and multitasking, and you’ll need to draw upon your organizational skills to make things run smoothly.

If you’re a little nosy, that’s actually really great for this position, because part of your job is to investigate specific positions within a company and identify ways to improve efficiency. You’re also responsible for scheduling job interviews with potential employees, and managing the information flow to newly hired workers.

Through your work, you’ll gain deep knowledge of the people and processes of your company. This means that during times of hiring, promotions, and restructuring, you’ll be called upon to share your knowledge, and help guide the human resources department.